Back To School Bash 2020

Every summer the Englewood YMCA, local businesses, and area churches combine efforts to help families prepare for the coming school year - and Kids' Needs is a proud participant in the event.  The Back To School Bash serves children in all grades K through 12, in both public and private schools as long as they reside in locations with Englewood area zip codes.  Students can pick up clothing, shoes, school supplies, and much more. Because of the covid-19 virus outbreak, we will be unable to offer hair cuts and dental screening as we have in the past.

This year's Back To School Bash will be held on August 1st at the Sky Academy building, 871 South River Road, across from the Englewood Post Office.  Our format this year will be different from past years.  Instead of gathering inside the Sky Academy building, we will distribute items in a drive-through line-up.  Kids Need will be distributing only toiletries at Sky Academy on August 1st.

To further help families prepare for the upcoming school year, we will also have volunteers working at our closet location on Saturday, August 1st, from 10 am until 2 pm.  Families may come by to collect shoes, socks, and underwear at this time but no one will be allowed into the storefront.  Instead, we will have sign-up sheets available at the door on which you can list your children's sizes and genders.  A volunteer will then gather the appropriate items from inside the closet and hand them out at the door.

The following week, from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th, our closet will be open from 4 pm until 7 pm each day to allow families to "browse" for clothing and other items.  You will be allowed to enter the storefront during these times but we do have some special requests:

  • please wear a mask while visiting

  • only three persons in the closet at one time

  • please observe a 15-minute time limit per family

  • no children under 12 will be allowed

The following week our closet will return to normal operations.  We will be open one evening each week, from 5 pm until 7 pm, beginning on Thursday, August 13th, and each Thursday after that.  Please observe the requirements above during your visit.  For more information, click here.